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Cornish - Parsonsfield, ME

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Overview


Cornish - Parsonsfield is a very small town located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,389 people and just one neighborhood, Cornish - Parsonsfield is the 137th largest community in Maine.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Cornish - Parsonsfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cornish - Parsonsfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cornish - Parsonsfield is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cornish - Parsonsfield who work in management occupations (17.32%), teaching (12.78%), and sales jobs (10.56%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cornish - Parsonsfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cornish - Parsonsfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cornish - Parsonsfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cornish - Parsonsfield may be for you.

One downside of living in Cornish - Parsonsfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.80 minutes every day commuting to work.

Demographics

The education level of Cornish - Parsonsfield citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.62% of adults in Cornish - Parsonsfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cornish - Parsonsfield in 2022 was $32,559, which is lower middle income relative to Maine, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,236 for a family of four. However, Cornish - Parsonsfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cornish - Parsonsfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cornish - Parsonsfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cornish - Parsonsfield include English, Irish, French, German, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Cornish - Parsonsfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Cornish - Parsonsfield, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 41 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.4% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 12.0% have French ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Cornish - Parsonsfield are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 58.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 45.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.1%), and 7.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (7.5%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Cornish - Parsonsfield, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (26.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.9%), and residents who report French roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (41.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (76.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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